Native to the U.S and eastern North America Purple Coneflower is a very popular vigorous perennial. It will be delightful in borders, beds, meadows perennial, native, and wild flower gardens. Plant features long lasting, lovely drooping purple petals surrounding a brownish-purple coned shaped center on tall strong stems. Excellent for flower arrangements it is long lasting as a cut flower, as well as being good for dry arrangements. Once established it is drought tolerant. It is attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds as well as being deer resistant. A beautiful addition to any garden or landscape
Sowing: Direct sow seed 1/16 of an inch deep in full sun to part shade in the fall or spring in well drained soil. Water regularly until established. Then water requirements are dry to medium. Can be started indoors 8-10 weeks before transplant. Do not exclude light. Harden off. Transplant after danger of frost.
Height: 3 feet Spacing: 9-12 inches Spread: 12 inches Zones: 4-8
Blooms: Summer-Fall Germination: 15-30 days Moisture: Once established dry to medium Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Sand to loam, well drained soil
Information: Makes an excellent tea that has been reported to, when taken orally, help the immune system and treat the common cold. Attracts beneficial insects.
Coneflower - Purple